Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 7:21 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Barry drug supplier donated to Fenty

By Phillip Lucas

A Delaware-based restaurant owner who admitted to supplying former D.C. mayor Marion Barry with cocaine 20 years ago, donated $6,000 to Mayor Adrian Fenty’s re-election campaign, according to the Washington Examiner.

Fenty has raised more than $3 million in his bid for re-election and he has not said whether he will refund the money donated by Hassan Mohammadi and his wife Yasaman Rowhani.

Click here to read the full Examiner report.

By Phillip Lucas  | June 28, 2010; 7:21 AM ET
Categories:  DC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Man, 29, shot to death in D.C.
Next: Pr. William man sought in stabbings

Comments

Question to the poster of this content, Phillip Lucas. Why does something that happened 20 years need to be mentioned now in this free mans choice to donate to a campaign? I don't get the connection. Do you have evidence that this guy is supplying hard drugs to Fenty? Because thats the only reason I see to bring up the drug topic in the context of a otherwise common 2010 event. WP or National ENQUIRER?

Posted by: MajorFacemask | June 28, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

It is official: DRUG DEALERS FOR FENTY !!!

Ron Moten, convicted crack dealer, is supporting Adrian Fenty for Mayor.

Hassan Mohammadi, admitted cocaine supplier, is supporting Adrian Fenty for Mayor.

Is it any wonder that Fenty performs so well in the triathlons???

Posted by: ashafer_usa | June 28, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

the most dangerous drug being sold in DC is the food from McDonalds.
DC has a high rate of heart diease, diabeties, obesity and other illnesses that are caused, or made worse by eating at McDonalds.
At most a couple hundred people die in DC each year due to the violence around the illegal drug trade in DC, however, THOUSANDS die each year because of the fatty food they eat. and even thousands more because they smoke cigerettes.

If Fenty should give back the money given to him by former drug dealers, he should also give back any money given to him by anyone who works for McDonalds or anyone who sells cigerettes.

Posted by: MarilynManson | June 28, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Posted by: mossmillennium | June 28, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

MajorFaceMask - I am with you. Why was this newsworthy? Come on WAPO - you should have stopped at 20 years ago. He supplied Barry with drugs 20 years ago, so 20 years later he can't donate to Fenty?

This article and whoever wrote it and approved it for print - just stupid.

Posted by: love2much SE | June 28, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

WaPo what the heck is the point of this story?

Posted by: rlj1 | June 28, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Do you all really think this guy has stopped dealing in this illegal activity? Or that the money he has is a direct result of his illegal activity?

Posted by: rjbobby | June 28, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Do you all really think this guy has stopped dealing in this illegal activity? Or that the money he has is a direct result of his illegal activity? If you were running for a public office, would you knowingly accept money from this person or any person with this in his past?

Posted by: rjbobby | June 28, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Do you all really think this guy has stopped dealing in this illegal activity? Or that the money he has is a direct result of his illegal activity? If you were running for a public office, would you knowingly accept money from this person or any person with this in his past?
Posted by: rjbobby | June 28, 2010 1:40 PM =============
RJBOBBY

It's not about what we think, it's about moving on. I know former drug dealers who have actually turned their lives around, and no they do not sell drugs anymore. If a person has served their time, paid their debt, changed their lives - there slate is clean. Yes I would accept money from someone with this in their past, who am I too say their turnaround isn't real.

and since you asked? How would you feel if someone didn't let you get over your past?

Posted by: love2much SE | June 28, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Seems as though this is not new. In order to pay back the money that he stole from his elderly client, the story goes that Cornell Jones stepped up to the plate for him and that was the former Hanover Street king. Ron Moten was featured in the documentary regarding Jones. Moten worked for him.

Posted by: candycane1 | June 28, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

My point is that if he is going to surround himself with controversy and/or figures of controversy, in a heated mayoral race, then he should expect that any and every thing will hit the press, whether it's newsworthy or not.

Last week one of his canvassers was busted for allegedly selling crack to a narc. This week, the money. It's not going to stop.

Posted by: candycane1 | June 28, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Looks like WaPo is positioning itself to "dethrone" Fenty as I begin to read negative articles about him. Rhee is sure to quickly follow. I hope they both enjoyed their 15 minutes.

Posted by: UrbanDweller | June 28, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Whats the point????? The drug dealer for Marion Barry who admitted supplying him at least 60 times (say Examiner) and donated money to Mayor Barry along with hotel suites, trips to the bahamas, and anything else his drug addicted heart desired is now donating "money" to Fenty... we all know Fenty has taken money from others to pay for trips.... we all know he shows up sometimes acting crazy and unable to focus (Fox 5 interview not long ago) so why can we conclude that this same guy is supplying the SAME things to this Mayor as he already has to ANOTHER Mayor?

It's about as relevant as Greys record under the Kelly adminisration... or Barrys record of drug use 20 years ago. Fenty and his campaign workers will be the first to say once a crackhead always a crackhead, but now.... peoples records 20 years ago dont count.

You cant have it both ways.

Posted by: tformation1 | June 28, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company